Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
|Target 7.2: Green Procurement|
|As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.|
|Scope and Context [optional]|
|Shared Services Canada’s (SSC) reporting against Target 7.2: Green Procurement describes how SSC takes action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement. SSC is bound by the Policy on Green Procurement, but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act.|
|Link to the Organization’s Program(s)|
|Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.|
|Performance indicator||Performance level achieved|
|Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014.||
|Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in fiscal year 2015–16.||Number: 84 of 96 (87.5%)|
|Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in fiscal year 2015–16.||Data not available|
|Implementation strategy element or best practice||Performance level achieved|
|22.214.171.124. Leverage common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible.||Achieved|
|7.2.2. Incorporate environmental considerations into procurement instruments. [Applies only to Public Works and Government Services Canada.]||N/A|
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
|[Departments (other than Public Services and Procurement Canada) that establish their own procurement instruments with environmental considerations, similar to the process used by Public Services and Procurement Canada, may include implementation strategy element 7.2.2 as a best practice in this row.]||Best Practice:
Shared Services Canada’s (SSC) commitment to environmental standards was recognized with a 2015 Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Purchaser Award, in recognition of environmental leadership, demonstrated by the green procurement of electronics in 2014.
SSC is the sole Government of Canada recipient of the EPEAT award. Environmental stewardship policies have become a mainstay of SSC’s green procurement strategy.
Assessment criteria for procurement of green electronics within government include environmental performance considerations and potential impacts and costs associated over the life cycle of goods, including use and disposal. Other environmental factors that may be reviewed are the manufacturing process; reduction of hazardous materials; energy consumption; performance and quality; as well as design for re-use, recycling and packaging.
7. Strategic Environmental Assessment
During the 2015–16 reporting cycle, Shared Services Canada considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, as part of its decision-making processes. As Shared Services Canada did not develop any initiatives that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were produced.
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